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Scottish Sea Fisheries Statistics 2020

Published: 29 Sep 2021

National Statistics publication that provides data on the tonnage and value of all landings of sea fish and shellfish by Scottish vessels, all landings into Scotland, the rest of the UK and abroad, and the size and structure of the Scottish fishing fleet and employment on Scottish vessels.

Scottish Sea Fisheries Statistics 2020
Table 28: Tonnage and value of all landings by Scottish vessels by ICES area and main species1, 2020

Table 28: Tonnage and value of all landings by Scottish vessels by ICES area and main species1, 2020

  Tonnage Value (£'000)
ICES area ICES area
North Sea Area Faroes West Scotland Irish Sea Rest of Other Total North Sea Area Faroes West Scotland Irish Sea Rest of Other Total
Species IVa IVb IIa Vb VIa VIb VIIa area VII     IVa IVb IIa Vb VIa VIb VIIa area VII    
Cod 6,992 28 0 667 701 25 0 1 1 8,415 20,193 66 1 1,880 1,873 70 1 3 1 24,087
Haddock 15,680 928 0 188 2,075 4,560 0 11 0 23,443 21,824 1,006 0 355 2,957 6,392 0 16 0 32,550
Hake 3,146 17   0 967 0 0 199 48 4,377 5,512 29   1 973 1 0 248 15 6,778
Lemon sole 554 154   5 66 3 0 10 1 793 1,918 182   16 148 6 0 28 2 2,301
Ling 2,486 3 1 88 1,331 330 0 7 0 4,247 3,309 3 1 90 1,570 367 0 8 0 5,349
Megrim 1,694 4 0 5 704 246   134   2,788 5,869 12 0 6 2,048 298   359   8,592
Monkfish 7,098 119 16 54 2,479 1,038 1 702 0 11,507 18,934 266 35 151 6,692 2,851 2 1,225 0 30,156
Plaice 1,191 1,703   2 91 0 0 17 2 3,006 1,693 1,782   2 100 0 0 17 2 3,596
Saithe 5,512 6 1 350 1,879 188   0   7,937 5,752 8   224 1,712 150   0   7,847
Whiting 9,393 144 0 23 370 25   92 29 10,076 11,826 137 0 26 467 34   93 30 12,612
Wrasses 10 0     60         70 900 0     4,862         5,762
Other demersal 2,616 4,390 0 27 1,565 179 2 440 200 9,418 4,707 1,681 0 56 1,829 155 10 544 125 9,108
Total demersal 56,372 7,496 19 1,408 12,288 6,595 4 1,613 282 86,077 102,438 5,172 38 2,807 25,230 10,325 13 2,540 176 148,739
Blue whiting 0   2   11,743 484   28,944   41,174 0   0   2,255 97   6,684   9,036
Herring 40,687 6,055 1,979   7     1 29 48,759 22,578 3,500 1,068   0     0 10 27,157
Mackerel 105,183 54     65,287 0   209 11 170,744 110,195 58     70,419 0   208 12 180,893
Other pelagic 58 1,731     1,056   0 30 850 3,724 15 490     530   0 18 246 1,299
Total pelagic 145,928 7,840 1,981   78,093 484 0 29,184 891 264,401 132,788 4,047 1,068   73,205 97 0 6,910 268 218,384
Edible crabs 2,439 2,992   0 2,652   16 1 16 8,117 4,710 4,877   0 4,968   29 1 23 14,609
Lobsters 237 439   0 367   38 0 1 1,082 3,268 5,702   1 4,654   461 1 9 14,095
Nephrops 6,293 3,433   0 6,115   103 0 1 15,946 14,807 8,104   3 23,764   126 2 3 46,810
Razor fish   66     321   24     411   529     2,426   219     3,174
Scallops 2,449 3,125   0 1,944   1,220 5,839 1 14,579 5,226 5,565   1 4,191   2,619 9,564 3 27,168
Squid 1,314 134   3 532 47 0 364 86 2,480 4,548 299   11 2,179 164 0 161 128 7,490
Velvet crabs 692 249   0 620   0 1   1,562 1,847 526   0 1,586   0 1   3,960
Other shellfish 1,000 26   0 207   2,253 81 387 3,954 1,107 93   0 273   1,246 102 458 3,279
Total shellfish 14,424 10,464   5 12,757 47 3,656 6,286 493 48,131 35,513 25,695   17 44,041 164 4,700 9,831 624 120,585
Total landings 216,724 25,800 2,000 1,413 103,139 7,126 3,660 37,082 1,665 398,608 270,739 34,914 1,106 2,824 142,476 10,586 4,713 19,282 1,069 487,708

(1) Main species are those where the total value landed by Scottish vessels was £2m or over in 2020.


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